According to WSPA television news, a South Carolina mother was arrested for swearing at her children while she shopped in a North Augusta grocery store.
A fellow shopper overheard the alleged abuse and informed a police officer, who issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
"He was like, 'You're under arrest' ... right in front of kids, in front of my husband, in front of customers," Danielle Wolf says she was told by the officer.
She goes on to say that her obscenity was directed at her husband, who had placed a frozen pizza on top of the bread in their cart.
Theresa Edwards of the Mommyish blog says this is just the latest example of parenting policing getting out of hand.
"I have a really filthy mouth, and so does my husband, and while I've made a half-hearted effort to improve my language, we often say profane things to each other that aren't even spoken in anger," she writes. "Our daughter may or not be present sometimes."
Did it do the children any good to witness their mother getting arrested, she asks.
"More and more, I feel like I have less to fear from the outside world than I do of getting in trouble when someone doesn't like the way I parent," she concludes. "I used to let my child walk to the park solo, but I haven't done that for a while, since that's apparently a criminal offense."
In case you're wondering, a North Augusta defines disorderly conduct, in part, as uttering "while in a state of anger, in the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd or obscene words or epithets".